OCT 20-22, 2017
Claudio Julio Lopes received his dental degree from UNICID School of Dentistry in Sao Paulo, in 1989, and has obtained his specialty training in Periodontics in 1992, since when has worked in private practice. He is currently the coordinator of Periodontal Plastic Surgery and Introduction to Periodontal Microsurgery Program at Sao Paulo Dental Association. Besides the private practice, his activities concentrate on teaching the microsurgery principles to Implant, Endodontic and Periodontics.
In this lecture, the principles of periodontal plastic microsurgery, such as: first-intention healing, delicate tissue manipulation and precise technical performance (which are also applicable to peri-implant surgical techniques), will be discussed. Throughout the presentation, all aspects of the step-by-step surgical protocol will be detailed: the preparation of the recipient area, micro-incisions, flap preparation, graft harvesting and the geometry of microsuturing. Based on these biological aspects and combining precision and magnification, the surgeon will be able to achieve more predictable and aesthetic results.